[LINK] Real use of flash drive lanyard

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Wed Mar 7 02:08:44 AEDT 2007

Actually I just had a thought.

Tom, you need to re-write your spoof!

Add in an RFID!  When the user moves out of range of the RFID detector, it 
logs them out, closes the flash and ejects it :)

There, see, knew there was a tech problem with the article!

At 10:18 PM 6/03/2007, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>  On Tue Mar  6 12:39 , Tom Worthington <Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au> sent:
> >It was reported May 17, 2006  that a senior military officer left a
> >confidential report on a CDROM in a computer at an airport lounge
> >http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/kovco-report-lost-and-leaked/2006/05/ 
> 17/1147545379230.html>.
> >
> >In response I wrote a spoof press release about a fictional product:
> >
> >"... reinforced military specification  lanyard which can be attached
> >to a flash drive, or other removable electronic memory device.  The
> >other end ... is secured to the uniform of the personnel responsible
> >for the information. ... will first provide a warning if the user
> >attempts to leave their workstation without removing the flash drive.
> >If the user ignores the warning, the ... will automatically eject the
> >flash drive from the workstation and retract it onto the user's
> >uniform...
>... and potentially corrupt the the flash drive if it is removed while the 
>main index file is being updated. That'll teach them to ignore the warning.
>Bernard Robertson-Dunn
>Sydney Australia
>brd at iimetro.com.au
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